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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope

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Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope


  • Includes a camera control feature and shutter release cable that allows you to remotely take a series of exposures using your digital SLR camera
  • NexRemote telescope control software and RS-232 cable included for advanced control of your telescope via computer
  • Specification: Power supply: 8-AA batteries (not included)
  • SE combines the classic heritage of the original orange tube telescopes with the latest state-of-the-art features
  • StarBright XLT high transmission coatings come standard
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Quick release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for no-tool setup
  • Sturdy computerized Altazimuth mount
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Ultra sturdy steel tripod features built-in wedge which allows 5 SE to be used for astrophotography
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Nearly 40,000 object database with 200 user-definable objects and expanded information on over 200 objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Custom database lists of all the most famous deep-sky objects by name and catalog number
  • Most beautiful double, triple and quadruple stars; variable stars; solar system objects and asterisms
  • DC Servo motors with encoders on both axes
  • Double line, 16-character Liquid Crystal Display Hand Control with backlit LED buttons for easy operation of goto features
  • GPS-compatible with optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
  • Optical design : Schmidt-cassegrain
  • Finderscope: Starpointer
  • Mount: Single fork arm altazimuth
  • Optical tube: Aluminum
  • Other equipment: Camera shutter cable
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, solar and lunar
  • Tracking modes: alt-az, eq north & eq south
  • Software features: Camera control
  • Alignment procedures: Skyalign, auto 2-star align, 1-star align, 2-star align, solarsystem align
  • Communication ports: rs-232 communication port on hand control, aux port, camera control port
  • Computer hand control: double line, 16 character liquid crystal display with 19 fiber optic backlit led buttons
  • Dovetail compatibility: Quick release tube clamp
  • Specification: Focal ratio: 10
  • Specification: Magnification 1: 50 x
  • Specification: Highest useful magnification: 295 x
  • Specification: Lowest useful magnification: 18 x
  • Specification: Limiting stellar magnitude: 13
  • Specification: Resolution (rayleigh): 1.11 arc seconds
  • Specification: Resolution (dawes): 0.93 arc seconds
  • Specification: Light gathering power: 329x x
  • Specification: Angular field of view (deg): 1 °
  • Specification: Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter: 35% %
  • Specification: Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 12.3% %
  • Specification: Optical coatings: Starbright xlt
  • Specification: Motor drive: Integrated d.c. electronics
  • Specification: Slew speeds: Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 1x, .5x
  • Specification: Software precision: 24 bit, 0.08 arcsec calculations
  • Specification: Database: 38,181 accessible objects
  • Aperture (mm): 125 mm (4.92'')
  • Focal length (mm): 1250 mm (49'')
  • Eyepiece 1 (mm): 25 mm (0.98'')
  • Star diagonal: 1.25''
  • Linear field of view (1000 yds): 53 ft (16 m)
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 1.75 in (44 mm)
  • NexStar collection
  • 2 Year warranty
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  • Overall: 55" H x 38" W x 13" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 27.6lbs

Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope

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  • Overall: 55" H x 38" W x 13" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 27.6lbs


Telescope Type: CatadioptricColor: Orange
Usage: AstrophotographyAperture Size: 125 Millimeters
Magnification: 295GPS Technology: Yes
GoTo Technology: YesTripod/Base Included: Yes
Country of Manufacture: China 

About the Manufacturer

Throughout the world, Celestron telescopes have become the "telescope of choice" for the consumer that can differentiate between brands. Major colleges and universities worldwide use Celestron telescopes in their astronomy programs. Moreover, its solid and esteemed reputation in the scientific community has reached NASA, who selected the Celestron C5 telescope as the telescope to be taken on several space shuttle research missions.

Celestron NexStar 5SE Computerized Telescope

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good service and protection is given to handle to the product on carrying it

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Its an excellent product , very easy to use, and very sophesticated. loved to use tha product.

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